Their dream is to lead the women's team at the Olympic Games in #Rio2016. Amani are, Houyem and Omayma: playing in the Tunisian women's rugby team and are training hard to overcome the qualification phase. It happens in the small North African country, where there is only football. And where rugby is "pink."
And 'This is the rugby team to seven, a sport admitted for the first time at the Olympic Games. The goal is very ambitious, but we believe this team quite original.
"We suffered and we have made many sacrifices - says Amani, one of the national players - even with our families that we do not often see. We are often far from our families, from our suffering. Why should not we qualify? Why? No Teams who qualify are not better than us. we have the quality. we have twenty girls capable
The women's rugby section 7 was created in 2002, while the national team was born in 2005. She was champion of Africa in 2012 and participated in the World Cup in Russia in 2013.
Francis Crespo is the general manager of the Federation. "It is not always easy and it is not the state at the beginning: to find the level of girls, where we could find them? Then we tried, I saw our level and we were able to play at the World Cup in 2013. So I said we had the real potential. "
Tunisian women's rugby sevens team is the only team playing at this level across the Maghreb. And for the players it was not easy to establish itself in a predominantly male sport in a country traditionalist Muslim.
*source from AskaNews
*translated by MABA
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Message to the Tunisian LGBTi community ahead of International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia
"Greetings from Strasbourg!
My name is Ian Duncan and I am a Member of the European Parliament representing Scotland. I am also the Vice President of the Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup.
Just yesterday Scotland was recognised as the best European country for LGBTI equality rights. We have come a long way since 1980 when homosexuality was decriminalised.
Scotland legalised gay marriage on 31 December 2014. The leader of my political party, Ruth Davidson is already discussing marriage with her girlfriend.
We have come a long way, but the journey isn’t over. Homophobia, Transphobia and other discriminations are all still with us.
That is why I am sending you this message. You are the heart of a movement seeking to change a culture, to change attitudes which have caused harm and grief to gay people in your country.
I am sorry I cannot be with you. I would very much like to to have joined your the round table discussion on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The Secretary of the LGBTI group, Evert Jacobson, will be with you. His work in the European Parliament has been invaluable in helping us confront discrimination wherever it appears.
On this day we remember that on 17 May 1992 the World Health Organisation recognised that homosexuality was not a disease. This change paved the way for widespread decriminalisation of homosexuality across the world.
There are still 78 today nations which treat the LGBTI as criminals just for being themselves. Sadly Tunisia is one of them. Presumed homosexuals are still jailed, with evidence gathered in ways which violate the constitutional right to privacy. Indeed the widespread use of the 'anal test,’ has been condemned by the UN's Special Rapporteur on Torture.
Social media is become an important tool for bringing together gay communities from across the globe. However, in some places, it has also allowed homophobia to grow, aided and abetted by hate speech from individuals who should know better.
I cannot stress enough how important is you work, and how courageous you are for undertaking it. This IDAHO round table is a beacon of rightness is a dark time. Homophobes want to make you invisible. They hope lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people will stop speaking out because it's illegal.
I know you will never stop speaking out, raising you voice, challenging hate, confronting bigots, fighting for your rights.
And from the European Parliament I want to say: we see you, we hear you and we stand with you.
We are currently working on a report on the EU's relations with Tunisia, where we will include a strong call for decriminalization of homosexuality. It is a beginning. It is time for the Tunisian Government to change the law.
From the European Parliament I say to you that you can count on our full support."
Brussels Attacks Leave 26 Dead in Airport, Subway Bombings
- Prime Minister Charles Michel has called the attacks a "black day for Belgium", adding "what we feared has happened".
The Foreign Office has urged anyone affected or those concerned about a relative or friend in Brussels to call +44 207 008 000 following the attacks on the city's airport and metro.
"Dear Mr. President:
On behalf of the American people, I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to you and all Tunisians on the sixtieth anniversary of your independence. During these difficult times, Tunisia's steadfast commitment to inclusive democracy serves as a model for the world. We commend your enduring commitment to ensuring security and stability, as well as to modernizing your economy, even as you face daunting challenges. I take this opportunity to assure you of the tremendous value the United States places on our relationship with Tunisia, and of our unwavering support. I wish you a happy National Day and look forward to further strengthening our partnership.
Video: Ambassador Daniel Rubinstein Greeting on Tunisia National Day:
Ambassador Rubinstein Greeting on Tunisia National Day
Saturday night was a grateful day of the tunisian journalist and TV presenter followed on Facebook by about half million people and one of the most famous in Tunisia Samir Elwafi and that he was with his family, friends and colleagues at the northern city of Tunisia -Sidi Bou Said, celebrating his happiest engagement party and shared an image of this wonderful event.
The future spouse of Samir is a daughter of a Palestinian diplomat and a businessman based in Tunis.
So, from this place, I would like to present my congratulations on your engagement, wishing you all the very best and I hope things work out great to you. Happy long life for both of your love.
Samir Elwafi's parents shared on his Facebook profile during his unforgettable day.
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Pursuant to the recent Security Message for U.S. Citizens in Tunisia that was published on Thursday, December 17, 2015 we wish to advise you that a report of unknown credibility indicates the possibility of a terrorist attack at the Tunisia Mall in Berges du Lac on Sunday, December 20, 2015. We advise you to avoid the area.
Wednesday morning and after receiving numerous harassment and death threats over the phone and social networking sites as Facebook, the tunisian rapper G.G.A left the land and has escaped to Morocco. Thus, after releasing his new song that contains such a kind of regional racist and bad words to villagers people...